Rockstar’s Bully (And Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories) Rated For PS3

Bully was a great entry in the sandbox style that Rockstar have perfected of late – based on events in a school rather than the usual gangster environment that the Grand Theft Auto titles prefer – although Bully is currently unavailable on PlayStation 3 (and actually on sale on the 360 today).

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However, a recent ESRB rating has finally locked the game down for Sony’s console, citing “Crude Humor, Language, Sexual Themes, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco, Violence” and awarding it a Teen rating – that’s not unexpected, but the rating is welcome.

Chances are it’s the PS2 version (as is currently the norm with Rockstar) rather than a port of the Xbox 360 version, but seeing as any version is better than no version at all, this can only be good news.

Other Rockstar titles recently awarded a rating include Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the Midnight Club series and Red Dead Revolver. Make of that what you will…

Via Twitter.



  1. Vice City Stories is fantastic, don’t miss out on that guys.

  2. I remeber Bully being excellent but it was basically GTA Junior without the things that make GTA, GTA. Shame that there don’t seem to be any plans for a sequel.

    I think GTA:VCS was a bit of a let down due to it being the next GTA game that i played after GTA:SA and it didn’t live up to it but i admit, i was a bit harsh as it’s a PSP game ported to the PS2 and looking back, it’s excellent. Story is excellent and doesn’t feel the need to swear every few seconds unlike SA. I did hear rumours of GTA:SA stories but i suspect they either canned it or had no plans to do that. That and GTA4 was being developed at the time. Predict that they will be £12 each.

  3. Bully is a fantastic game. Really surprised me how good it was after I waded through the bullshit in the media about it. Clearly none of them had actually played it cos the plot is very non-bullying

    • Fully agree mate. I missed out on it in the PS2 days but i got it on steam a year or so ago for pittance. its cracking

      • I played Bully to death on 360, took me forever to get 100% completion (I was missing 1 lawnmowing job).
        Great great game.

  4. I’ll be intrigued to see what’s going in with the Stories game there – as far as I know, not a single game has ever actually been released using Sony’s PSP Remaster tools for PS3 (the GoW Origins collection was before the tools were released).

    • It was ported to PS2 as far as I remember, so they may just be porting the port rather than porting the PSP game.

      • Oh shit yeah, course it was. My bad!

  5. Why is it listed as ‘Bully’ and not ‘Canis Canem Edit’ if it is the PS2 version?

    • Isn’t Bully the US name?

    • It’s ‘Bully’ on Steam for me…

      • Yup, as Alex says, Bully was the US name for the PS2 game. It was Canis Canem Edit for PAL on PS2. Then Bully again for Wii, 360 & PC.

  6. Bully was a great game, would love to play it again.

  7. Loved Canis Canem Edit, first thing my Mrs ever gifted me and the 3rd last game I ever played on my PS2 before Shadow of the Colossus and Dragon Quest VIII.

    Life was easy back then …

  8. Niceee! I need to play Bully and Red dead revolver at my Ps3! I have vice city stories already as psp version at my Ps Vita :)

  9. day 1 purchases from me!

  10. Both games are up on the US store now as part of today’s update along with Midnight Club 3 DUB Edition Remix … $9.99 each.

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